Central Highlands Water is a regional water corporation located in Ballarat Victoria, approximately one and a half hours west of Melbourne.
We deliver quality water and wastewater services to more than 130,000 people in a service area encompassing Ballarat, Maryborough, Daylesford and Avoca townships.
One of 19 state-owned water businesses, we provide fully integrated catchment-to-tap-to-catchment water services.
Central Highlands Water employ over 180 people throughout the region. We provide extensive support and training in order to foster career development.
Central Highlands Water are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer, so offer a range of flexible working arrangements for people of all abilities and backgrounds.
We provide excellent working conditions, flexible, family friendly working hours and a welcoming and supportive team culture.
Central Highlands Water offer careers in:
Communications, marketing and community relations
Engineering and project management
Environment and sustainability
Finance and accounting
Planning and development
Trades and maintenance
Water research and monitoring
Lifestyle and Benefits
Flexible work and leave arrangements
Career planning and ongoing professional development
Excellent health and wellbeing initiatives
Family friendly policies and practices
Great lifestyle with quality sport, recreation and education facilities
Competitive remuneration and salary packaging
Combine work and structured training – and get paid for it.
As a trainee at Central Highlands Water you’ll learn new, transferable skills and gain hands-on work experience in the water industry.
The program takes approximately 12-24 months to complete. Upon successful completion, a trainee receives a nationally recognised qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation and the State Training Authority.
We offer summer vacation employment for students in courses relevant to our business. This includes science, engineering, IT, communications, development and finance. Positions are advertised with Federation University towards the end of each year.
Secondary students in Years 9 and 10 can experience first-hand why it’s great to work in the water industry.
Students will experience different aspects of work within their area of interest and assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor.
Eligible work experience students should:
Be available during the official school year
Attend a secondary school
Browse our website to find out what areas they are interested in
Arrange for their school to provide the appropriate work experience documentation before placement commences.
Mindshop Excellence Program
The Mindshop Excellence Program is a five-day work based experience aimed at Year 10 students.
Students undertake basic business improvement tools and processes.
Central Highlands Water provides an issue for the students to solve. They then present and discuss their solutions to the issue.